It has been several years since the Standard Bearer has undergone significant design changes. While the contents of the Standard Bearer will always take precedence to its appearance, the two must work together. Over the last few years, the Reformed Free Publishing Association’s Membership and Marketing Committee has been discussing the idea of a complete redesign of the magazine. The goals were to have a periodical that is pleasing to the eye, easy to read, and still maintains the previous standards in regards to the content. This new design will be revealed starting with the October 1, 2017 issue. The biggest change is that the magazine will now be full color, which will require a subscription rate increase. However, the Reformed Free Publishing Association is subsidizing half of this increase for the first year, so that subscribers will pay just an additional $3. The new subscription rate will still be reasonable for the oldest continuously published Reformed periodical in North America!